The intergalactic survival game has a new bitcoin Easter egg. The crypto and gaming communities overlap – there is no doubt about that. With numerous video games hitting the Ethereum blockchain, people are clearly interested in using the technology to develop novel gaming experiences for diehard players and casual blockchain...
Several projects are turning to blockchain solutions to improve advertising. It's no secret that Facebook and Google maintain an advertising duopoly – it was reported that the pair accounted for 58.9 percent of digital advertising spending in 2017. Even though concerns about how personal data is handled by the companies...
The US government will award a grant to a Colorado blockchain startup, Grid7 LLC. On Monday, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Grid7 LLC, a blockchain company based in Boulder, Colorado, will receive a nearly $1 million grant to further develop an energy project titled "E-Blockchain: A Scalable...
The New FrenchDreamTowers, if successful, will bring the best of culture, technology, and nature together under one roof. Last month, French architecture firm XTU Architects partnered with Systematic, a French business consortium, and an undisclosed Chinese developer to construct an eco-friendly, blockchain-monitored skyscraper, according to an article in Forbes published...
A panel discussion during day 1 of Consensus 2018 focused on the potential ramifications – positive and negative – of placing automotive data on a blockchain. The most notable and anticipated advancement in automobile tech is, of course, self-driving cars. As driving goes out of style and our roads fill...
Raising questions is an important part of how governments, companies, and individuals plan ahead. Prediction markets attempt to pair nearly any question with an answer from the future. Will it rain tomorrow? Who will challenge Donald Trump in the next US presidential election? Will humans ever live on Mars? According to...
A blockchain platform created by Maqta Gateway aims at improving efficiency in the shipping and logistics industry. In yet another bid to use blockchain technology to better serve the shipping and logistics industry, Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, announced the launch of its blockchain platform, Silsal. In its...
Following a pilot program in West Virginia, the Brookings Institution has released an article encouraging states to expand the use of blockchain technology in elections. In a piece released yesterday, two Brookings Institution fellows, Kevin C. Desouza and Kiran Kabtta Somvanshi, argued for an increased use of blockchain technology in...
A new cryptocurrency-based charity hopes to give money to the poor who do not have access to banking or financial services. Is it feasible? Brian Armstrong, the CEO of Coinbase, announced his new crypto charity organization in a Medium post on Wednesday. The charity, named GiveCrypto.org, is intended to "financially...
Starting this month, the Chilean National Energy Commission will use blockchain technology to certify the country’s publicly accessible energy data. Chile's National Energy Commission, or Comisión Nacional de Energía (CNE), has begun final preparations to launch a blockchain data initiative sometime this month. The initiative is an effort to record...